A very early memory of mine was the United States' Bicentennial, 1976. I remember feeling so good about this country. A few years later, another prominent memory was created - the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
I will not make a case for the US' installation of the Shah as being just. I will not make a case against Iranians wanting to pursue their own destiny with less Western influence. I will however ask you to consider and also consciously identify the concern that religious…Continue
Added by Andy Hoke on March 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
| Corn, it’s What’s for Dinner
Genesis 39:20 to 48:1
39:20 Although Joseph was a mere Canaanite slave, he rejected his Egyptian master’s wife’s romantic advances on moral principles. The scorned woman screamed rape and what with having Joe’s shredded shirt in her possession…
Added by Brad Snowder on March 13, 2012 at 11:06pm — No Comments
| The Need to Breed
Genesis 23:1 to 26:34
23:1 Abraham’s wife Sarah died at the age of 127. It happened during the time when Abe was ranging cattle in an area being controlled by the Hittites. In great sorrow he negotiated with them for the deed to a remote cave that he used to entomb dear Sarah. Abraham felt old.
Abe said to his…
| A Special Mountain
Genesis 20:1 to 22:1
20:1 After the horrible tragedy at Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham decided it would be best to clear out of Canaan for awhile. He relocated his operation to the south in the kingdom of Gerar and just like that time before, when he visited Egypt, he chose to deceive people by telling everyone…
|Don't Bring God Fruits
Genesis 4:1 to 4:25
4:1 Adam performed the sex act on Eve and she gave birth to a pair of baby boys. One boy, named Abel, grew up to be a semi-nomadic shepherd, migrating about the region with herds of sheep and goats, ever in search of good…
Added by Brad Snowder on January 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The Bible According to Blog
GENESIS 1:1 to 3:7
1:1 In the beginning the Gods created the Universe.
The first thing you have to get over is that Hebrew plural “Gods” in the first sentence. The Romans got over it with a little…
Added by Brad Snowder on January 10, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Previously, I discussed the idea that we can now definitively show that there was no single couple from which all of humanity descended, and discussed a few points made by ProfMTH, namely that Paul references Adam in same way he references Jesus. To me, this seemed a clear and inescapable contradiction to a foundational principle of Christianity, since Paul is obviously wrong in referencing Adam. Now this assertion faced…Continue
Added by HonestDiscussioner on September 6, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments
I'm circumcised, and always thought it was for hygienic reasons (more than the religious ones). Hearing this story makes me really stifle an urge to cry. I shot a sketch yesterday where we make fun of a guy decapitating a dog and we thought we might be called sick. Then someone goes and does something like this for real. So sad.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)…Continue